Melissa Maybee Hamel - Artist
As a printmaker and artist, my work reflects my spiritual and psychological connection to the natural world. While I live and work in the city of Boston, I cherish the time I spend walking in the woods or along the shoreline taking time to observe and reflect on mysterious qualities of that nature offers and how these landscapes become a part of my internal and subconscious life.

Many of my images have a magical or spiritual quality and dreamscapes are a favorite theme in my prints. Sometimes, I allow the image of a landscape speak for itself, other times, I layer people or animals within the landscape to create the story within the image. I am particularly interested in exploring the relationship that women have with nature and animals and how these often replace more traditional spiritual connections.